One of the best things about having a grow room is being able to use it all year long. When temperatures outside are too cold to grow plants, you can keep growing indoors in a cozy space. Of course, you need to have a good HVAC system in order to keep your plants warm and healthy in the winter. Here are some top winter HVAC tips for effective grow room climate control.

Ensure your HVAC system is properly sized.

If you built your grow room into a building that formerly served a different purpose, the HVAC system may not be appropriately sized. If it’s too large and powerful, it may heat in short bursts, which can result in a lot of temperature fluctuations. Plus, oversized systems often lead to hot and cold spots. Neither of these issues is ideal for plant health. If you suspect your current system is oversized, have a commercial HVAC company come take a look. After a quick assessment, they’ll tell you whether it’s worth swapping your equipment out for a less powerful unit. Or, they may discover your system is undersized, in which case they’ll recommend an upgrade.

Use your smart thermostat.

If you don’t already have a smart thermostat in your grow room, it’s definitely worth having one installed. You can monitor the temperature and humidity levels remotely. This way, if the HVAC goes out or the room gets too hot for some reason, you’ll know right away – even if you’re not in the grow room.

When using your smart thermostat to set the temperature, remember not to have the temperature fluctuate too much throughout the day. You may turn the temperature down when you leave your home, but you can’t do that with a grow room. Plants, for the most part, like consistent temps.

Install a dehumidifier.

Plants give off a lot of moisture. In the winter, when your grow room is more sealed up, this moisture tends to accumulate and make the space really humid. Having a dehumidifier installed can really help. Today’s commercial dehumidification systems can closely control the humidity levels throughout a rather large space. Your HVAC contractor can integrate the dehumidifier into your current HVAC system for seamless operation.

Schedule a maintenance appointment.

If you haven’t already, make a tune-up appointment with your HVAC company. They’ll come to tighten loose parts, lubricate moving parts, and make sure your system is working efficiently. Companies that offer HVAC service contracts usually do this work quite affordably. Plus, maintenance saves you money in the long run by reducing your need for repairs and helping to ensure plant health.

Your HVAC system is an essential part of your grow room, especially in the winter. If you’re in need of any grow room HVAC services, contact H & H Commercial. Our experienced technicians will be happy to help.